The mission of Cook County Health’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to protect human participants involved in research conducted by or through Cook County Health and to ensure all research is conducted in accordance with ethical principles and all applicable regulations.
The IRB serves as the Board of Record for all Cook County Health affiliates.
The Office of Research & Regulatory Affairs provides: administrative support to the IRB; review process for all protocol applications; feedback to investigator; correspondence with investigators; educational programs and audits.
Federal Wide Assurance (FWA)
Cook County Health IRB has filed a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in which we promise to uphold federal regulations and ethical principles for human participants in research conducted by employees, agents and affiliates of Cook County Health.
FWA number: FWA00001802
IRB Registration Information Letter (IORG)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) require IRBs to register through a system maintained by DHHS.
IRB Organization (IORG) number: IORG0000119
Guide for Investigators
The Guide for Investigators is an effort to describe expectations and provide some operational guidance for the ethical conduct of research done at all affiliates of Cook County Health.
IRB Manager, our web-based submission system, allows users to enter protocols and protocol related information such as: new submissions, progress reports, adverse events, attachments, comments and more. Investigators have access to see the protocols they’re investigating as well as attachments, events and documents generated for their study.
Please email CCHHSIRB@cookcountyhealth.org at the Office of Research & Regulatory Affairs to obtain a login and password. If you need assistance or would like to schedule a training session, please send an email to the address above.
Templates & Forms
Newsletters & Other Links
Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP): http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/
Belmont Report: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/belmont.html
45 CFR 46 HHS Common Rule: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/45cfr46.html